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2019

Ebro Darden talks new Apple Music job, future UI improvements & more

Thursday January 03, 2019

In an interview published on Thursday, Beats 1 DJ Ebro Darden addressed his new job as Apple Music's global editorial head for hip-hop and R&B, along with long-term plans for the service and other topics.

Spectrum finally rolls out promised Apple TV app with zero sign-on support

Thursday January 03, 2019

Having missed an original 2018 deadline, Charter Spectrum on Thursday finally released its promised Apple TV app with support for tvOS 12's "zero sign-on" functions.

Here's how to get started with your new Apple Watch

Thursday January 03, 2019

If you've just a new Apple Watch -- especially if you're upgrading from an older one -- start here. This is what you need to know, what steps you'll go through, and what choices you have to make as you set up a new Apple Watch.

Apple's guidance correction in China would be great news from Samsung

Thursday January 03, 2019

While Apple's critics are scrambling to portray its restatement of guidance as some sort of evidence of a "lack of innovation" or "pricing that's too high," the reality is that it's simply evidence that President Trump's tariff war on China has hurt a key Apple market. Apple has never been better positioned-- and its competition is now performing so badly that any one of them would love to be in Apple's shoes.

How to extend the battery life on your Apple Watch

Thursday January 03, 2019

With the holiday season now over, a lot of people are walking around with a brand new Apple Watch. AppleInsider explains how to maximize your Apple Watch battery life so it lasts as long as possible.

App Store breaks sales records for holiday period, New Year resolutions help set single-day record

Thursday January 03, 2019

Customers of the App Store have set new spending records over the holidays, Apple has confirmed, with late-in-the-year purchases helping to cap off an already record-breaking year, as well as starting 2019 with a new single-day record.

Lowest prices: 2018 15" MacBook Pros for $2,199, high-end models $2,599 ($200 off), plus Apple Watch deals

Thursday January 03, 2019

Shoppers looking for Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro can save $200 this week on popular models at both B&H and Amazon. Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3 devices are also up to $350 off, with new styles added to mix.

Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

Thursday January 03, 2019

Since Apple revised its revenue guidance on Wednesday, analysts have been quick to jump on the news with their opinions on the lower-than-expected iPhone sales and reduced revenues primarily from the Chinese market. AppleInsider rounds up a number of the statements made by the commentators.

Qualcomm posts $1.52B bond to enforce German ban on some iPhones

Thursday January 03, 2019

Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it posted a security bond of 1.34 billion euros, about $1.52 billion, moving ahead with a German ban on the iPhone 7 and 8.

Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

Thursday January 03, 2019

Following up on the sudden news that December-quarter earnings will be lower than predicted by between $5 billion and $9 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised future changes in a memo to employees.

Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Thursday January 03, 2019

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

Apple Watch & iPhone used in escape from flipped, sinking car

Thursday January 03, 2019

A Florida woman is lucky to be alive after her car flipped into a marsh by a Tampa highway, apparently saved by a combination of her Apple Watch, iPhone, and Google Maps.

Long-time Mac accessory vendor OWC acquiring Akitio

Thursday January 03, 2019

OWC has announced that is is acquiring Akitio, with the merger creating a larger organization focused on the prosumer market.

Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

Thursday January 03, 2019

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.

Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with Apple employees

Thursday January 03, 2019

After issuing an earnings forecast correction on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss the anticipated revenue dip and a range of related topics including rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China.

Law firm explores class action against Apple for potential securities fraud, cites recent earnings cut

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Self-professed "nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm" Bernstein Liebhard on Wednesday said it is investigating allegations of potential securities fraud violations on behalf of Apple shareholders, noting the company's recent earnings forecast cut runs counter to comments made on the health of its Chinese business.

New lawsuit alleges MagSafe spark ignited oxygen unit

Wednesday January 02, 2019

A new lawsuit has been filed against Apple after a MagSafe Adapter allegedly sparked and ignited a customer's oxygen tank.

Apple to detail revised down Q1 2019 revenue on Jan. 29

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Apple on Wednesday said it will report quarterly earnings for the first quarter of 2019 on Jan. 29, when company executives are expected to detail a a rare revenue forecast cut on the back of weak iPhone sales.

Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

Wednesday January 02, 2019

In a surprise move, Apple on Wednesday revised down revenue guidance for its current December quarter, with CEO Tim Cook blaming the performance on lower than expected iPhone sales.

New price drops: Loaded 2017 MacBook Pros up to $1,500 off with no tax collected outside NY & NJ

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has slashed prices on loaded Mid 2017 MacBook Pros even further, with 1TB models starting at just $1,799. These units are factory sealed in box with free shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside New York and New Jersey. Quantities are limited and these discounts are limited to stock on hand.